Spell Saab

My bear turned 2 last Saturday, September 20! I was originally planning to have another birthday party for her like the one we had last year but because of the storm I decided against it. Medyo BV that her birthday falls on a rainy day every year. Well, at least the sky cleared a little on Saturday so we could take her out! Last year, Joey’s birthday party was sponsored by Whole Pet Kitchen!

Effort hanapin sa Instagram yan dahil 1 year ago pa.. Hahaha! That was back when Whole Pet Kitchen was just selling treats for dogs and cats out of their website and Instagram account. Now they’ve got their own dog cafe!! It’s been open for months but I was only able to go last weekend!


My bear is freshly groomed kaya mukhang puppy heehee. Whole Pet Kitchen’s pet deli and barkery is just near Greenhills, on Recto st. beside P. Guevarra – location isn’t the best since the road is pretty tight. Make sure to carry your pet until you get inside the store to avoid accidents! Crossing my fingers they open a bigger branch somewhere more accessible! Mag-franchise kaya ako?! Haha I wish.


Once you get inside you forget about everything else because of the sweet ambience! The place is pretty small with only 3-5 tables but the air was surprisingly clear and fresh considering all the animals that come and go!


If you want to hold a small party for your pet, it’s possible to hold it in the store but if you want a bigger celebration at home, Whole Pet Kitchen delivers their cakes and pastries!


The nice servers told us it was all about disinfecting every so often. They also don’t use any chemicals to clean their floor since they know dogs tend to lick it when eating fallen food so they only use water and vinegar!

Look at my happy birthday girl!!



We ordered one of their best-sellers: lasagna for dogs! Here’s Jim trying to steady her head for a photo and Joey’s just all GIMME THAT


Bunny and Bear


The server said that most dogs eat only the beef and sauce, leaving the pasta behind but with Joey, it was gone – pasta and all – in less than 10 seconds!!


To keep the birthday feel, I got lasagna for myself as well!


Don’t worry, I got the pet LOVERS’ one!! They’ve got a whole menu for humans! Check out their menus for both people and pooches here.


Silly girls




Bought pup cakes for take home which I subsequently left overnight in the car so I had to throw it out. Haay. Look how cute pa naman. And Joey loves these so magpapadeliver nalang ako hehe.


Playing with Mr. Jack, the “mascot” of Whole Pet Kitchen who was a little cranky that day haha but he was sweet to me naman!


Joey made a new playmate named.. Wait for it.. Angus!! So cute!!! He was such a heavy breather snorter and so playful I wanted to take him home. But he was so heavy, Joey got stressed nung dinaganan siya. LOL.


And here is my busog higad bear hybrid



I made the terrible mistake of misplacing Joey’s baby book (where all her vaccinations are recorded) but I knew she was due already anyway so I took her to the vet yesterday where she got her blood tested (just a routine thing!) and she got all her shots for the whole year as well. Now I know that she’s due to go to the vet during her birthday week! So happy her blood tested fine. I found some ticks on her kasi. Even if you use Frontline or any other ant-flea thing, there will probably be one or two that will be immune to it. Always play with your dog and pet him/her thoroughly to make sure there are no weird bumps on her skin. Be especially careful if your dog’s as fluffy as mine because those fuckers are harder to find.

Another way to make sure your pets are healthy are by feeding them quality food. That’s why I like Whole Pet Kitchen – they use only the finest ingredients and Joey loves the taste of their treats! Browse through their catalog for both dogs and cats!

Thanks for all the birthday greetings for bear!!:)

Whole Pet Kitchen: Pet Deli & Bark-ery Dog Cafe is located at 349-D CM Recto street near P. Guevarra Street, San Juan City.
They’re open TUE-FRI 10am-6pm, SAT-SUN 9am-9pm. Tel: (+632) 3572753 (calls only) or (+63917) 8488857 (SMS only) Email: bark@wholepetkitchen.com.



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    Yab Abaya

    September 23, 2014

    Hi Ms. Saab! Just wanna ask what products would you suggest for dogs’ fleas and ticks? I had my golden retriever vaccinated against it but it didn’t really work. Maybe you should blog all about how to take care the other issues of dogs. Hehe!

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      October 2, 2014

      I used to put Frontline spot on kay Joey 5 days after bath once a month. I apply it on her nape – a place she can’t lick because she’ll get sick if she does. But I overlooked a month or two kaya ko siya pina-blood test (worth 3,500 huhuhu) cos I found some ticks on her. Thankfully wala naman problema. But my vet recommended Frontline na spray so I bought it. Some ticks (just 1 or 2) will not die lang talaga so make sure to always feel your dog’s coat for weird bumps. I have a tick key I bought from Hobbes and Landes BGC kasi ayoko i-tweeze yung garapata or hawakan.. It scrapes the tick off the skin, head and all tapos I put it in a cup of water to drown it. Then I flush them down the toilet.

      The things I do for love.


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    September 23, 2014

    Kinabahan ako kala ko yung pang aso rin yung order mo!!! Hahahah! Happy birthday, Joey!! And sayo narin, Saab, kasi hindi rin biro mag-alaga ng pet diba lalo na if you treat them like talagang parang mga tao. 2 years of pagwoworry din pag may sakit siya, pag aalis ka at wala siyang kasama, pag-ka-miss sa kanya pag malayo ka and syempre yung di maipaliwanag na happiness pag yakap mo na siya! Kaya happy birthday rin sayo!! :)

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      October 2, 2014

      Sobra!!!!!!!!!!!!! I always miss my bear!!!!!!!

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    September 23, 2014

    Happy Birthday, Joey!

    Today is my birthday (23rd), greet me! Demanding :)

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      October 2, 2014

      Happy birthday!!!

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    September 23, 2014

    Aww so sweet naman complete family ni joeybear to celebrate her birthday. :) I always look forward to Joey’s photos on IG, she always looks mabango. How often mo sya pinapagroom? Happy birthday again Joey :)

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      October 2, 2014

      Sobrang bango niya nakakaloka. She only takes one bath a month :)

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    September 24, 2014

    Awwww Saab and Joey!!!! how cute!! Happy birthday Baby Bear Joey <3

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    September 24, 2014

    Joey is soo lucky to have you as her “mom” hihi. I just can’t help but to compare Joey and the dogs I saw in Barkin’ Blends at Katip because the dogs there are somewhat “harassed” in my opinion from too much cuddling by the customers and they are like animals who are forced to work. That’s why your Joey Bear is so lucky to have you :) I would love to see you do a blogpost about that place just to read your insights about it since you are a bonafide dog lover :) Always excited to read your next entry :D -your F.R.I.E.N.D.L.Y. reader

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      October 2, 2014

      Awww poor doggies!! I’ll try to drop by next week to check it out!

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    September 24, 2014

    Belated Happy Birthday Joey! You are one lucky dog hah :) You two are perfect and lucky to have each other.

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    September 24, 2014

    Happy Birthday Joey! :)) sweet ng mga photos <3

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    September 24, 2014

    Happy Birthday JoeyBEar! <3

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    September 24, 2014

    Hi! How much do vaccines usually cost?

    I have been wanting to have/own a dog, but I know I should not. Lol

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      October 2, 2014

      In Vets in Practice White Plains I paid 450 for her 5-in-1 vaccine (protects from Distemper, Hepatitis (Adenovirus type 2), Parainfluenza, & Parvovirus), 450 for Kennel Cough shot, and 300 for rabies booster :)

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    September 27, 2014

    Belated happy birthday, pretty Joey bear! :D

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    September 30, 2014

    joey bear sobrang cute mo, ganyan din ka hyper ang alaga namin, belated happy birthday!! <3

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      October 2, 2014

      Joey barks her thanks :D

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    January 5, 2016

    Wow! It wasn’t long ago when I read about your Bear’s first birthday. Time flies so fast! And I was telling my family about cakes made only for dogs.

    Btw, our Jipangyi looooves pasta, too! He loves spaghetti, lasagna, and baked mac!

    Happy birthday, Joey Bear!